Ashish Avikunthak, India 2005, 18 min.
The Sea Runs Thru My Veins
Zara Zandieh, Germany 2019, 20 min.
Mohamad Hafeda, Lebanon 2018, 25 min.
At Home But Not at Home
Suneil Sanzgiri, USA 2019, 11 min.
The essayistic short The Sea Runs Thru My Veins is an assemblage of multiple post-migrant voices from different geopolitical spheres. At Home But Not at Home evokes postcolonial memories through the use of contrasting footage. Together with cartographic appropriation and re-mapping in Sewing Borders and the use of opacity, rumours and secrets in Endnote, each of these short films reflect queer, counter-narrative aesthetics and decolonial knowledge. Here we can explore (un)seen subjects and how they cross over to occupy new bodily spaces.
Sarnt Utamachote (ษาณฑ์ อุตมโชติ) is a nonbinary filmmaker and curator. They are a co-founder of un.thai.tled, an artist collective from the German-Thai diaspora, with whom they curated the un.thai.tled Film Festival Berlin and Beyond the kitchen: Stories from the Thai Park. Their video installation I Am Not Your Mother (2020) was exhibited at the International Film Festival Rotterdam and their short film Soy Sauce (2020) was screened at OutFest Fusion LA, Xposed Berlin, and Queer East London 2021, among others.
Suneil Sanzgiri is an artist, researcher, and filmmaker. His work spans experimental video and film, animations, essays, and installations, and contends with questions of identity, heritage, culture and diaspora in relation to structural violence. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a Masters of Science in Art, Culture and Technology in 2017.